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Sugar Ain’t So Sweet

by Maryann Pisano on January 18, 2012

New studies have recently emerged about the consequences of sugar… and it’s definitely not sweet.  From chocolate to sports drinks to cereals, sugar is literally killing Americans.

Besides sugar being an obvious weight-gain culprit, sugar has several other downfalls.  Not only does sugar lead to obesity and tooth decay, but it also increases your risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and a fatty liver.

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for men and 9 teaspoons a day for women.  However, most Americans consume about 22 teaspoons a day.  T0 measure your sugar intake, take the number of grams of sugar per serving in your food and divide by four– that’s how many teaspoons of added sugar are in each serving.

Source:  AOL: Everyday Health

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